Events

Date/Time Event
Monday, 3rd October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mother's Milk is Five!

TEikaBellamyHappily, local indie press, Mother’s Milk Books, which publishes books that celebrate femininity and empathy, is still up and running five years down the line… Join founder and managing editor, Dr Teika Bellamy along with a few of her authors, Alison Lock, Ronne Randall and Sarah Hindmarsh to celebrate and to hear more about what it’s like to run a small press. There will also be readings from some of the press’s publications, and of course, birthday cake!

Admission for this event is free and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Tuesday, 4th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Echi Del Mio Tempo - Italian Poetry Reading

echi-del-mio-tempo-bookApart from small introductions, this reading will be in Italian

Mariano Doronzo è poeta e un fotografo italiano stabilitosi a Nottingham.

Laureatosi in ingegneria, si trasferisce in Inghilterra e comincia a utilizzare la fotografia come strumento per interagire e scoprire il mondo che lo circonda.
Allo stesso tempo si dedica in maniera intensa alla scrittura e ad aprile 2016 pubblica in Italia il suo libro di poesie “Echi del mio tempo” (Temperino Rosso Edizioni).
A luglio 2016 completa il corso di scrittura creativa presso la Scuola Holden di Torino.
Mariano vive e lavora tra Inghilterra e Italia, mentre la sua vita fatica a entrare in una valigia stracolma di libri, vecchie foto e rullini.
I suoi lavori vengono esposti in diverse mostre personali e collettive, in Italia e all’estero.

Echi del mio tempo” è una lunga storia. La storia di un uomo in viaggio, da un luogo a un altro, in un vagabondare solitario. Un viaggio segreto che porta a ciò che ci rende umani, così imperfetti e incompiuti, vigliacchi e ingordi, colpevoli e innocenti e sempre pieni di speranza. Un viaggio nell’amore, nel suo principio, nella sua fine o nella sua impossibilità. Un viaggio nella nostalgia per ciò che abbiamo abbandonato che però solo partendo e allontanandoci possiamo infine vedere con chiarezza.

Una raccolta di poesie in cui il lirismo si sposa perfettamente con le immagini, descrivendo con parole semplici concetti profondissimi.

English Version.

Mariano Doronzo is an Italian poet and photographer living in Nottingham.
After his engineering studies, he moves to England and starts using his photography as a way to interact and discover the world around him.
At the same time, he is writing intensively and in April 2016 his poetry book “Echi del mio tempo” (Echoes of my time) is published in Italy by the publisher Temperino Rosso.
In July 2016 he completes a creative writing class course at Scuola Holden – Storytelling and Performing Arts in Turin (Italy).
Mariano currently lives and works between England and Italy and carries his life in a suitcase full of books, old photos and film cameras.
His work is put on show in solo and collective exhibitions, in both Italy and England.

Echi del mio tempo” is a long story. The story of a man travelling, moving from place to place, wandering lonely. A secret trip through what makes us human, so imperfect and incomplete, cowardly and greedy, guilty and innocent, yet always hopeful. A trip through love, from its origin to its end or its impossibility. A nostalgic travel from what we have left behind that can be visible and clear only from the distance.

Text that easily creates a picture, explaining the deepest concepts with the simplest words.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Thursday, 6th October
All Day
Poem in your pocket - National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day this year we invite all of our customers to enjoy, discover and share a poem. With that in mind we are looking forward to sharing some poems with you. Each customer that comes into the shop will walk away with the gift of a poem in their pocket from Gillian Clarke, Becky Cullen, Helen Mort, Sam Riviere, Jack Underwood or Matthew Welton.

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Thursday, 6th October
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
National Poetry Day, with Ruth Fainlight, Henry Normal and Matthew Welton

StaringattheEclipseMatthew Welton takes a playful approach to language, writing ‘musical, maddening, irresistible poems’ (Guardian). The Number Poems (Carcanet) is his third collection. Matthew teaches Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham.

Henry Normal’s Staring Directly at the Eclipse (Five Leaves) marks his return to poetry after writing and producing television shows with his company Baby Cow. He has been called ‘the Alan Bennett of poetry’ (Scotsman).

Ruth Fainlight has published twelve collections, including New and Collected Poems (Bloodaxe). Her poetry is ‘sensuous and observant’ (TLS). Ruth has received a Cholmondeley Award, and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Nottingham.

Tickets available from the Lakeside Website (Click Here)

Full Price £8
Concession £6
Restricted View £5

Venue: Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham
Monday, 10th October
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Moggerhanger - A new novel by Alan Sillitoe
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Six years after Alan’s death comes a previously unpublished Alan Sillitoe novel, a picaresque tale of an old gang-leader – the Moggerhanger of the title – sending someone out for a series of “jobs”, which involve a cast of weird and wonderful poets, dogs, investigative journalists and others who one hopes were simply figments of Alan’s imagination. The book will be introduced by Alan’s widow, Ruth Fainlight and the evening will include readings from that book and others from one of Nottingham’s most famous writers.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Wednesday, 19th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Searching for Lord Haw-Haw - With Colin Holmes

searching-for-lord-haw-haw-the-political-lives-of-william-joyce-by-colin-holmesSearching for Lord Haw-Haw is the story of the political lives of William Joyce. He became notorious as a fascist, an anti-Semite and a Second World War traitor when, assuming the persona of Lord Haw-Haw, he acted as a radio propagandist for the Nazis.

This is the first attempt to place Joyce at the centre of the turbulent events through which he lived. Colin Holmes explores Joyce’s narcissisistic personality and exposes its dangerous, destructive consequences.

“What a saga my life would make!” Joyce wrote from prison just before his execution. Few would disagree with him.

Colin Holmes is an Emeritus Professor at Sheffield University.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Friday, 21st October
7:00 am - 8:30 am
Polari comes to Nottingham
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London’s award winning LGBT literary salon Polari returns as part of a national tour.
Hosted by author Paul Burston with guest performers representing the best in established and emerging talent, Polari has been described by Sarah Waters as “Always fun, always thought-provoking – a guaranteed good night out”.
Featured performers include Anne Goodwin, Karen McLeod, Sophie Sparham and Gregory Woods.

An association between Polari and Five Leaves Bookshop
This event will be BSL interpreted

Admission will be £8 (£6 Concession) on the night and Refreshments will be provided.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com
Venue: Nottingham Writer’s Studio, Nottingham
Sunday, 23rd October
4:30 am - 6:30 am
LGBT Afternoon Tea at the Bookshop

queerAfternoon Tea with Nicola Field, Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele.

Nicola Field is the author of Over the Rainbow: LGBT+ Liberation for the 21st Century and was an original member of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners. She will discuss the impact of the film Pride, the introduction of same sex marriage and discuss issues within the contemporary movement.
Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele are the author and illustrator of Queer: a graphic history which takes us through the ideas, people and events that have shaped queer history and queer theory.
There will be plenty time for discussion about the past, present and future of the LGBT world.

Admission will be £6 (£4 Concession) on the night and Refreshments, including home-made scones and cakes will be provided.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Tuesday, 25th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Book Club

Look out for announcements of this month’s choice.

Admission for this event is free and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Thursday, 27th October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Air Vault by Andrew Taylor
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Air Vault is a collection of poems written in France and New York. The title, appropriated from the town of Airvault, has been appropriated before by Voltaire who took it for his pen name.
Air Vault is Andrew Taylor’s twelfth pamphlet. His  full collection,  Radio Mast Horizon was published by Shearsman.
Rory Waterman will be reading from his work in progress including material from his next Carcanet collection.
Both writers teach English and creative writing at Nottingham Trent University. 

Admission for this event is free and refreshments will be available. 

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Monday, 31st October
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Imperialism in the 21st Century - with John Smith

imperialismStarting from the production of some iconic commodities – the T-shirt, the cup of coffee and the iPhone, John Smith follows the money from the countries of the Global South to transnational companies in the North.

John Smith will be in discussion with Andreas Bieler, from the Centre for the Sudy of Social and Global Justice, which is jointly organising this meeting.
 

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Wednesday, 2nd November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Soul and Northern Soul with Stuart Cosgrove

detroit-67A sound and image illustrated talk about Detroit 67, the year and the place that gave us soul and Young Soul Rebels: a personal history of Northern Soul. What Cosgrove doesn’t know about his subjects just did not happen!

Stuart Cosgrove is Scottish sports journalist, an executive of Channel 4 and someone who cut his teeth writing for the NME and other music papers. 


Tickets will be available from the bookshop for £6 (£3 Concession) Please buy in advance.

A Bread and Roses Event

 

Venue: canalhouse pub, nottingham
Sunday, 6th November
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop Staff Reading

To celebrate our 3rd birthday, we invite you to join us for a night of readings from various staff members past and present. We’ll read you a selection of poems and short stories which we’d like you to hear.

Prosseco and cake provided, you may need it… We will.

Admission for the night will be free.

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Thursday, 10th November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
An Evening with Gillian Slovo - Festival of Literature

Image: Jonathon Ring

Image: Jonathon Ring


Gillian Slovo is a playwright and the author of thirteen books, including five crime novels, the courtroom drama Red Dust, which was made into a feature film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor, and the Orange Prize-shortlisted Ice Road. She co-authored the play Guantanamo – Honor Bound to Defend Freedom, which was staged internationally. Gillian 
Slovo was President of English PEN from 2010 to 2013 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She was born in South Africa, the daugher of leading Communists Ruth First and Joe Slovo, describing her family background in Every Secret Thing.

The political drama within her latest novel, Ten Days, is informed by Gillian’s research for her play The Riots, for which she interviewed many of the different players involved in the 2011 London riots. Gillian’s latest play Another World: Losing Our Children to Islamic State which focuses on women in ISIS was played at the National Theatre in April 2016

Tickets are available from www.nottsfol.co.uk
£10, £8 Concessions, or £5 for Five Leaves Mailing list (Sign up on the home page -here-)

A Bread and Roses event from Five Leaves Bookshop and Nottingham Festival of Literature

Venue: Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Saturday, 12th November
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Translation Workshop with Jen Calleja - Festival of Literature

jencallejaowenrichardsSerious Justice was published by Test Centre this year and was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize for best unpublished collection in 2015. Her writing has appeared in AmbitStructoThe Quietus and Best British and Irish Poets 2016. She has translated fiction, non-fiction and children’s books for Bloomsbury, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Peirene Press and Nobrow, has reviewed literature in translation for publications including the Times Literary Supplement and Modern Poetry in Translation, and recently gave a talk about translation at the Wellcome Collection. She is translator in residence at the Austrian Cultural Forum London and columnist on literature in translation for The Quietus. She is currently working on a collection of short fiction and this winter she will be writer in residence in Zurich to work on her debut novella. She plays in the punk bands Sauna Youth, Feature, Monotony and Gold Foil.

Workshop:
Join writer and literary translator Jen Calleja for a workshop at Nottingham Writers’ Studio on how to approach translating fiction and poetry. The workshop will be for people translating from any language into English who have either never translated literature before or are just starting out, and will aim at giving you skills and confidence, as well as tips on how to start a career as a translator.

Jen Calleja has translated fiction, non-fiction and children’s books for Bloomsbury, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Peirene Press and Nobrow, has reviewed literature in translation for publications including the Times Literary Supplement and Modern Poetry in Translation, and recently gave a talk about translation at the Wellcome Collection. She is translator in residence at the Austrian Cultural Forum London and columnist on literature in translation for The Quietus.

Tickets are available from www.nottsfol.co.uk
£15.95, or £12.95 Concession

Jen is also doing a Poetry Reading later on the same day. (Details here)
Book both events for a combined price of £19.95 (or £12 Five Leaves Mailing list, Sign up on the home page -here-)

A Bread and Roses event from Five Leaves Bookshop and Nottingham Festival of Literature

Venue: Nottingham Writer’s Studio, Nottingham
Saturday, 12th November
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Poetry Reading by Jen Calleja - Festival of Literature
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Jen Calleja is a writer, literary translator from German, editor and musician. Her debut poetry collection Serious Justice was published by Test Centre this year and was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize for best unpublished collection in 2015. Her writing has appeared in AmbitStructoThe Quietus and Best British and Irish Poets 2016. She has translated fiction, non-fiction and children’s books for Bloomsbury, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Peirene Press and Nobrow, has reviewed literature in translation for publications including the Times Literary Supplement and Modern Poetry in Translation, and recently gave a talk about translation at the Wellcome Collection. She is translator in residence at the Austrian Cultural Forum London and columnist on literature in translation for The Quietus. She is currently working on a collection of short fiction and this winter she will be writer in residence in Zurich to work on her debut novella. She plays in the punk bands Sauna Youth, Feature, Monotony and Gold Foil.

saunayouth11Jen Calleja has translated fiction, non-fiction and children’s books for Bloomsbury, Fitzcarraldo Editions, Peirene Press and Nobrow, has reviewed literature in translation for publications including the Times Literary Supplement and Modern Poetry in Translation, and recently gave a talk about translation at the Wellcome Collection. She is translator in residence at the Austrian Cultural Forum London and columnist on literature in translation for The Quietus.

Tickets are available from www.nottsfol.co.uk for £6.95

Jen is also doing a Translation Workshop on the same day. (Details here)
Book both events for a combined price of £19.95 (or £12 Five Leaves Mailing list, Sign up on the home page -here-)

A Bread and Roses event from Five Leaves Bookshop and Nottingham Festival of Literature

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Sunday, 13th November
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Publisher's Breakfast with And Other Stories - Festival of Literature

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5th Birthday breakfast and book chat with Stefan Tobler, founder and publisher of And Other Stories, the adventurous young publishing house whose authors include Deborah Levy, Yuri Herrera, Juan Pablo Villalobos and Angela Readman. You will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the first five years of publishing, a discussion about the mechanics of publishing (including in translation) as well as a pre-publication copy of one of their books. And breakfast.

Tickets are available from www.nottsfol.co.uk
£9, £6 Concessions.

A Bread and Roses event from Five Leaves Bookshop and Nottingham Festival of Literature

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Tuesday, 15th November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
I Had it in Me with Leonie Orton

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Leonie Orton, youngest sister of the controversial playwright Joe Orton tells her own story of growing up on a Leicester council estate in the 1940s and 1950s as her brother rose to become a remarkable writer. For the first time she recounts how the family coped with his murder and lost diaries. Leonie fought to educate herself, bring up her family and eventually took over the management of Joe Orton’s legacy.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Thursday, 17th November
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Poetry Reading with Laressa Dickey, Carol Rowntree Jones and Neele Dellschaft

223_laressa-dickey-roam Laressa Dickey is a writer based in Berlin. She’s the author of several chapbooks and the poetry collection Bottomland (Shearsman). Her second collection Roam (Shearsman) launches this month and Twang will be published by Backwaters Press in 2017. She says “Roam is really about and of the sensation of migration. Some tracking, tracing, and making record of, but lots of movement.”

Carol Rowntree Jones is a poet and writer based in Nottinghamshire.

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She won the inaugural Overton Poetry Prize for her sequence This is not normal behaviour and, unusually, spent most of the summer down south, as resident poet with the Poetry School in Crossbones Memorial Garden in London and as poet in residence for the first South Downs Poetry Festival.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Saturday, 26th November
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Punk at 40 with Graham Caveney and Nick Stevenson
It’s been forty years since bands like The Damned and The Sex Pistols unleashed their snarling brand of anarchic rock ‘n’ roll on a Britain that was being forced to re-negotiate the stories it was telling about itself. Punk helped to re-write these narratives. Abrasive, incendiary and seemingly nihilistic, bands like The Slits and The Clash provided a soundtrack to the urban discontent that would characterise Britain in the late ‘70s – a reflection of and challenge to the nation’s dole queues, racism and inner city anomie. Tonight’s talk will discuss the origins, aesthetics and legacy of Punk. Drinks will be provided, spitting is optional.
 ‘Nasty’ Nick Stevenson is a Reader of Sociology who works on popular music. ‘Grevious’ Graham Caveney is an ex-music journalist whose memoir on growing up in the 70s will be published by Picador May 2017.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available.

Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
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